By Joe Bernstein for MailOnline
Published: 07:15 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 07:15 BST, 13 September 2020
Everton’s new glamour signing James Rodriguez has told Carlo Ancelotti he is ready to make his debut at Tottenham today despite playing only once since February.
Rodgriguez had been frozen out by Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid before his £12million move to Everton last week but the 29-year-old Colombian superstar still believes he can hit the ground running.
‘I feel ready now,’ he insisted. ‘I feel really fit in myself and feel I could play right away.
James Rodriguez has told Carlo Ancelotti he is ready to make his debut at Tottenham
‘Sometimes when you’ve had a lay-off, it can be beneficial in terms of your general level of fitness and readiness. I am here to help everyone.’
Rodriguez earned a move to Madrid in 2014 after a string of outstanding performances and goals for Colombia at that summer’s World Cup.
He struggled to live up to his superstar status in Spain and spent two seasons on loan with Bayern Munich before returning to Real where he last featured on June 21.
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